Eric Church Announces New Album ‘Desperate Man’

Eric Church has revealed his upcoming new album, Desperate Man. In an announcement on Thursday, July 12, it was revealed that Church will again be giving the album to his fans first, with Desperate Man to be exclusively pressed on white vinyl (as well as in CD form). Paid members of the entertainer’s Church Choir can expect the album in the mail on Oct. 5, the album’s official release date.

In addition, Church announced he is streamlining his Church Choir fanclub membership tiers to simple “paid” and “free” categories. Members who renew or auto-renew and new fans who sign up at the new price of $35 will receive an album of their choice from Eric’s catalog in addition to all the benefits paid members currently receive including chances for meet & greets, access to special content, presales before public ticket sales and more.

Church says, “Just like last time – just like Mr. Misunderstood – if you’re in the Church Choir, on October 5th you’re going to get the album,” as Church renegotiated his record deal with EMI Nashville leading into Desperate Man to include his fans.

“Desperate Man,” Church’s first single off the new album, will be made available everywhere tomorrowFriday, July 13. Co-written by Church with Texas musician Ray Wylie Hubbard (who Church namechecks in his 2015 “Mr. Misunderstood”), “Desperate Man” sees Church again collaborating with producer Jay Joyce. ­­­

The project marks Church’s first album since 2015’s surprise album drop of Mr. Misunderstood, which included songs “Record Year,” “Kill A Word,” “Round Here Buzz” and more.


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